This Best Western was a great budget hotel to stay in while exploring Tbilisi! I will admit, as other reviewers have mentioned, it is a bit difficult to find by car as it is behind an old sports arena... more
This Best Western was a great budget hotel to stay in while exploring Tbilisi! I will admit, as other reviewers have mentioned, it is a bit difficult to find by car as it is behind an old sports arena and you have to drive through the (gated) parking lot to get to the front door. But since I did most of my traveling by Tbilisi metro, I didn’t have an issue. The metro stop is a short walk away, which made it very convenient to me. If I did need a taxi, the front desk was always happy to call one and help with the price (taxis aren’t metered - you need to set/negotiate a price before getting in the car, and the desk clerks will help you translate and not get ripped off). There are a lot of restaurants around the square in front of the sports arena giving you many options for meals.
Getting to the rooms can be a process as you have to use one elevator to get to the 14th floor (first level of rooms), and then walk down the hall to another elevator that reaches the upper floors. This 2nd elevator is tiny, slow, and has three steps in front of it making it difficult if you have a lot of heavy luggage. The room itself was on the bigger side, and mine had a small balcony which would have been nice to use if it wasn’t the middle of winter. The bathroom was nice - European style with heated floors and towel racks. The WiFi signal was strong and decently fast in my room.
Overall it was a great base from which I could explore Tbilisi, and I’d gladly stay there again. less